Gingerbread Christmas Biscuits

Gingerbread is one of those quintessential Christmas foods, and these festive biscuits are perfect for adding to a homemade gift hamper, decorating your tree with or simply as a go-to stash of sweet treats.


  • 75g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  1. Begin by heating your oven to 180°C / 160°C Fan / Gas Mark 4. Pop the butter and caster sugar together in a bowl, and beat until creamy.
  2. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda, golden syrup and egg yolks, then sift in the flour, cinnamon and ginger. Mix everything together until you have a biscuit dough.
  3. Divide into two balls and knead until everything comes together. Cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out one ball at time to about the thickness of a £1 coin, then begin stamping out festive shapes with Christmas cookie cutters. Re-roll any trimmings, bring them back together and stamp out more shapes.
  5. Place the biscuits onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and slightly risen. Allow to cool on a wire rack before decorating however you see fit.

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